Team NUH Awards

Our staff awards

We have over 17,000 staff and we are passionate about celebrating and recognising their achievements.

Our Team NUH awards programme is open for nominations 365 days a year. A winning and highly commended nomination in 8 categories is decided on three times a year (January, April and July) by an internal judging panel. The staff member(s) or team(s) who are voted for are presented with their awards in our hospitals throughout the year, we call these the quarterly rounds.

We then hold an annual ceremony in the autumn that all staff members and teams that have been awarded in the quarterly rounds are invited to attend and an external judging panel vote for one overall winner in each category. At the annual ceremony, we also announce our 'Volunteer of the Year' - nominations for which are also open all year round. 

Nominating our staff, or for staff to nominate their colleagues, can go a long way. It doesn't take long and you could really make a big impact by doing so. Please follow the instructions below, depending on whether you are a member of the public or a member of our staff.

Members of the public

Have you, a relative or a friend received great care at one of our hospitals? If so, you can nominate the staff member or team involved with yours or their care for a Team NUH Public Award. Please click the button or link below to make a nomination. 

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Members of staff

If you are a member of our staff, you can recognise any of your colleagues for living our values and behaviours by nominating them for a Team NUH Award in one of the seven value categories; Trust, Empower, Ambitious, Mindful, Nuturing, United, Honest. Please click the button or link below to make a nomination. 

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Meet our sponsors

Trust category - sponsored by Blue Light Card   

Blue Light Card provides those in the NHS, emergency services, social care sector and armed forces with discounts online and in-store. They also work with small and large companies across the UK to get involved in supporting the Blue Light community through offering their members discounts through Blue Light Card.

Tom Dalby, CEO, said, "We're delighted to be sponsoring the Team NUH awards again this year, recognising the continued dedication and support that NHS staff have offered to patients, each other and the wider community - all during one of the most challenging periods in the NHS’ history."


Empower and Ambitious categories - sponsored by Nottingham Health Science Partners 

NHSP aim to accelerate research discoveries by connecting the expertise from the NHS, academia and the life sciences industry across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.


Mindful category - sponsored by Medstrom

Medstrom is an independent UK manufacturer of hospital beds and is the second largest provider of ‘Total bed management’ services to the NHS, with over 25% of the UK’s acute care beds and mattresses fleet under its management. Whether it’s through timely equipment provision or clinical and technical support, Medstrom puts improved patient outcomes at the forefront of everything it does.

Scott Apsey, Managing Director and CIO, said: “It is a real privilege to sponsor the Mindful Award for this year’s Team NUH Awards. Taking time to listen and support our friends and colleagues has proven to be more important than ever throughout the pandemic. It is fantastic that these attributes and the incredible people who demonstrate them within NUH are celebrated by this award.”

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Nurturing category - sponsored by Tisski 

Tisski are one of the UK’s leading Microsoft Gold Partners and Cloud Solutions Providers. They use technology to transform organisations and introduce new ways of working. They configure Microsoft’s award-winning Dynamics 365 and the Power Platform to bring solutions which benefit companies and they work with some of the UK’s largest organisations, including the Ministry of Defence and the Department for Transport.

Anna Assassa, CEO, Tisski said: “All of us here at Tisski are extremely proud to be partnering with NUH and sponsoring the Nurturing Award category. The work we are undertaking together is a perfect example of championing continuous improvement and helping to make a real difference to others. The Trust has an ambition to deliver outstanding health outcomes for patients and staff experience across all its services and we look forward to recognising those teams and individuals who are helping to realise that goal.”

United category - sponsored by DrDoctor   

DrDoctor work with care givers, providers and patients to design and implement systems that drive a fundamental shift in the quality and cost of delivering healthcare. They support providers to deliver long term, high quality care now, and for the next generation.

Tom Whicher, CEO, DrDoctor said: "I believe we should celebrate success more; from day to day wins to life changing moments. The NHS produces  those miracles every day, which are ultimately down to the unique, brilliant and inspirational people within it. We're really proud of our relationship with NUH, so what better way to celebrate that, and the amazing things that happen here every day, than to sponsor some awards for the people that make miracles happen!"

Honest category - sponsored by Browne Jacobson   

Browne Jacobson are the law firm for positive impact across business and society.
Social and environmental impact are at the top of their business agenda. Browne Jacobson, have always worked across business and society, and this expertise sets them apart. They champion fairness, make the complex simple and forge connections between clients to find creative solutions. This is how their lawyers improve outcomes for every person, community and business they serve.

Simon Tait, Partner said: “We are delighted to once again sponsor the Team NUH staff awards and we look forward to announcing the winner of the Honest Award at the ceremony."


Public category - sponsored by Nottingham Hospitals Charity 

Nottingham Hospitals Charity exists to support Nottingham’s four NHS hospitals - including Queen’s Medical Centre, City Hospital, Ropewalk House and the Nottingham Children’s Hospital. They work with fundraisers, volunteers, patients, businesses, NHS staff and other local communities, all to make hospital care in Nottingham the best it can be.

Barbara Cathcart, Chief Executive, said: “We are delighted to once again sponsor the Public Award at this year’s Team NUH Awards. The NHS staff at Nottingham Hospitals have truly gone above and beyond the call of duty during the pandemic and we are so pleased to be able to play a part in recognising and thanking them for all the care and commitment they have shown, and continue to show, towards the people of Nottinghamshire and beyond.”


Volunteer of the Year category - sponsored by Nottingham Trent University